Global Citizenship Cohort | Courses (2022/2023)


Theme 1: Global Communications

Co-ordinator: Dr. Kim Mair, Department of Sociology


Tentative schedule of first-year courses (the usual course load is 5 courses per semester).

Fall 2022
  1. The Individual and Society - SOCI 2600A: Kim Mair
    why? In Individual and Society, you will learn about the role of symbols and rituals to understand the relationship between the self and society and the ways that we work together to arrive at, and change, shared understandings.
     
  2. World History – HIST 1200B: Sheila McManus
    why? Liberal Education 1000 will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, numeracy, oral and written communications, and research. It’s more than just skills, though; this course will integrate ideas from all areas and help you see the connections and questions that influence these ideas.
     
  3. Global Citizenship Cohort Seminar - LBED 1150A: Kim Mair
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.
     
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Spring 2023
  1. Knowledge and Liberal Education – LBED 1000A: Brendan Cummins
    why? Liberal Education 1000 will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, numeracy, oral and written communications, and research. It’s more than just skills, though; this course will integrate ideas from all areas and help you see the connections and questions that influence these ideas.
     
  2. Language and Culture in Indigenous America - INDG1100/LING1100: Conor Snoek
    why? This course introduces students to the Indigenous languages and cultures of the Americas. Focusing particularly on the relationship between the social, the cultural, and language, the course addresses key questions in anthropological linguistics.
     
  3. Global Citizenship Cohort Seminar - LBED 2150A: Kim Mair
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.  You will also work on your cohort project in your second semester, giving you the chance to put your learning and connections to work.
     
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Theme 2: Environment & Culture

Co-ordinator: Dr. Jodie Asselin, Department of Anthropology


Tentative schedule of first-year courses (the usual course load is 5 courses per semester). Please note: We recommend you take LBED 1000, too. Like the other cohort, completion of LBED 1150/2150 and LBED 1000 will count as three GLERS. Once you have completed the GCC in Environment & Culture, you will already have done half of the Environmental Science minor.

Fall 2022
  1. The Anthropological Perspective - ANTH 1000A: Jodie Asselin
    why? Comparative study of society and culture. Overview of the methods and theoretical orientations used by anthropologists to understand and explain human diversity. Examination of the material, social and cultural conditions of human behaviour and life from a local and global perspective.
     
  2. Introduction to Human Geography - GEOG 1200A: TBD
    why? Survey of human geography as a discipline, focusing on interrelationships among people, places and their environments. Topics include the changing geographies of population, economy, settlement patterns, resource use and environment, politics, gender, and culture.
     
  3. Global Citizenship Cohort Seminar - LBED 1150B: Jodie Asselin
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.
     
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Spring 2023
  1. Knowledge and Liberal Education – LBED 1000A: Brendan Cummins
    why? Liberal Education 1000 will help you develop skills such as critical thinking, numeracy, oral and written communications, and research. It’s more than just skills, though; this course will integrate ideas from all areas and help you see the connections and questions that influence these ideas.
     
  2. Fundamentals of Environmental Science - ENVS 2000A: TBD
    why? An overview of the fundamentals of environmental science, with a focus on physical and living systems, processes and the ways in which humans depend on, interact with and affect these systems. Topics may include but are not limited to, current environmental concerns, such as human population growth; human changes to biogeochemical cycles; and institutional responses to resource use and pollution.
     
  3. The Global Citizenship Cohort Seminar - LBED 2150B: Jodie Asselin
    why? This half-course, for Cohort students only, will meet once a week to plan Cohort activities, discuss connections across Cohort courses, and hear guest speakers of interest to our theme.  You will also work on your cohort project in your second semester, giving you the chance to put your learning and connections to work.
     
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